Category Archives: Italian

🐓 Chicken cacciatore. 2/6/20

Chicken cacciatore means chicken “hunter style.” The chicken is usually braised with onions, herbs, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The other day I bought a rotisserie chicken at Costco so the chicken part was already cooked and we just heated it up in … Continue reading

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🐖 OMG! Soup again! Pasta fagioli. 1/14/20

Tonight’s soup is pasta fagioli. I must admit that the whole make soups so that John has leftovers to eat while I am away is not going too well. We are supposed to be eating no more than half the … Continue reading

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Diet disaster! 11/11/19

NOTE: I will not be cooking for the next couple of weeks but will post when I come across some food related item of interest. We had a plan. It was a good plan. It involved poaching shrimp, cooking up … Continue reading

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🥬 Spaghetti with olives and capers in tomato sauce. 11/4/19

Here is another vegetarian/vegan (if you leave off the parmesan cheese) dinner entree. I think we have a total of four vegetarian, two pescatarian, and one omnivore (chicken) dinner this week.  Tonight’s dinner is a real pantry type dinner where … Continue reading

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Off the rails! 10/29/19

I have been doing pretty well on my weight loss journey. I lost 11 lbs. in the first 5 weeks. But then, dunh, dunh, dunhhhh, my sister came to visit. I tend to be quite the pushover when it comes … Continue reading

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Linguine with green tomato sauce. 10/14/19

Note: For a vegan dish omit parmesan cheese This dinner featured a pasta sauce that I made in August from some fully ripe green tomatoes. Our daughter had two Aunt Ruby’s German Green tomato plants at her plot in the … Continue reading

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🐟 Penne with tuna and snow peas. 9/28/19

Thursday’s dinner was another “pantry” dinner.  Some pasta, a can of tuna, olive oil, an herb, and a vegetable. Although I used fresh snow peas and tarragon, it could just as easily have been made with frozen peas and dried … Continue reading

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